This year marks 15 years that I’ve been working in the Entertainment industry. I was recently asked to walk in the upcoming LACE fashion show which will benefit Jill’s Wish. Many know that I’ve worked as a model, actress and even talent agent. But, it’s been a very long time since I’ve walked on a runway and I’ve never walked on a runway wearing lingerie. Back in the day, I did quite a few pinup shoots which I really enjoyed. Here’s my favorite. Guess you can say it’s my #FlashbackFriday . It was taken 13 years ago when I was living in Atlanta and just really getting into my career.
Photo by Rick Newby
I was a little hesitant about walking in the show in lingerie. I mean, I’m a wife and mom, and putting myself out there like that made me a little nervous because let’s face it-I do not look like the above photo anymore. However, after amazing support from my husband, I agreed. If I really stand for body appreciation and loving oneself then there’s no reason I shouldn’t do it. Right?
When speaking to Ashley-Victoria, founder of LACE, she said “LACE is about WOMEN EMPOWERMENT. I want women to know that lingerie isn’t suppose to be perceived as something sexual or provocative. It’s to empower the woman wearing it, making her feel good about herself; because I believe when you feel good about YOURSELF you can do anything! Even the amazing Dita Von Teese states “Lingerie isn’t about seducing men, its about embracing womanhood”. I really love what she stands for.
“Inspired by the daring flappers of the roaring twenties and the fierce, able ladies of the tumultuous thirties, Blackbird Underpinnings brings you locally crafted intimates with a touch of the renegade feminine.”
With my love of old Hollywood…I don’t think there could be a better client to work with.